Countries Covered: Ireland
The Northern Ireland Suicide Prevention Strategy – ‘Protect Life’ Consultation document was published by the Minister for Health, Social Services and Public Safety in March 2006. This was the culmination of the work of the N Ireland Suicide Taskforce and also marked the beginning of a collaborative and determined implementation process to see the number of suicides within N Ireland reduced. A particular focus was placed within the strategy on reducing the number of suicides in young males and also to addressing the rising rates of self harm.
Countries Covered: UK
This document sets out how organisations and individuals should work together to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. It is addressed to practitioners and front-line managers who have particular responsibilities for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and to senior and operational managers.
Countries Covered: World
This document presents a framework for the World Health Organisation’s approach to child and adolescent injury prevention, to guide its efforts to reduce fatal and non-fatal injuries among children and young people. The plan results from an extensive process of consultation with organisations and individuals concerned with child health, and with child injury prevention in particular. It focuses on the main areas where WHO has added value in relation to injury prevention for children and adolescents, including surveillance, research, prevention, capacity development and advocacy.
Countries Covered: Europe
This document focuses on the prevention of accidents and injuries in the Member States by public health actions. It provides a strategic framework in form of a Community action plan which will help the Member States prioritise their actions in reducing accidents and injuries.